This sumptuous new production of La Bayadère by the Queensland Ballet will sweep you into the exotic world of the 19th century British Raj. Within a cauldron of colonial politics, glittering balls and opium-fuelled dreams, Solor and Nikiya are entwined through life, death and the ghostly Kingdom of the Shades.
Solor, son of the Maharajah of Koch Bihar, has pledged his undying love to the beautiful Nikiya, a bayadère (temple dancer). When he is forced by his father to marry the Governor-General’s daughter, a string of tragic consequences is unleashed.
Following his acclaimed productions of The Sleeping Beauty and Coppèlia, Greg Horsman’s magnificent staging of a revered ballet classic is not to be missed.